Nearby Share: Supported devices
- Go to your phone’s Settings > scroll down a bit > select Google.
- Tap Device Connections.
- If your phone does support Nearby Share, you’ll find the option on the next page.
- Now go ahead and Tap Nearby Share to customise its settings.
- You can turn it on or off. You can also select your Google account as well as set the device name. Moreover, you can also set your device visibility, along with having a control on the data usage.
Nearby Share: How to use and transfer files
Whether you want to share a photo, a video, an app from Google Play or even your location from Google Maps, Nearby Share can handle it all. Wherever you spot the Share button on your Android phone, you can use Nearby Share. To know how to share files using Nearby Share, follow these steps.
- Open the file that you’d like to share > tap the share icon > tap Nearby Share. Your phone will now start searching for devices nearby.
- The person you’re sending the file to will also need to enable Nearby Share on their Android phone.
- Once your phone detects the receiver’s phone, you simply tap their device name. Simultaneously the receiver will need to tap Accept on their phone to start the transfer.
- Within a few moments, depending on the files you have shared, the transfer will be complete.
This is how you can share files between two Android phones using Nearby Share.
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